Dr. Anthony Fauci has had a tough year. He gives his best advice and insight but then has to contend with forces in and out of government that have different views and agendas.
But his track record isn’t great, which is why his claim that delivering 100 million doses during Biden’s first 100 days is doable is, shall we say, questionable.
Perhaps it’s a matter of semantics.
On a Sunday talk show, Fauci said of Biden’s plan:
“One thing that’s clear is that the issue of getting 100 million doses in the first 100 days is absolutely a doable thing. The feasibility of his goal is absolutely clear. There’s no doubt about that, that that can be done.”
Maybe Fauci is talking about just delivering vials to medical facilities. If that’s the case, then maybe it is doable, because that’s just a matter of production and distribution. As to vaccinating actual people, well, that’s a bit harder. There’s paperwork, schedule, and verification, and then people must show up.
There’s a good chunk of the population that isn’t keen on the vaccine.
(Reporting by Brad Heath; Editing by Ross Colvin and Daniel Wallis)